Ilievski, Dimitar - Murato (1953-1989), first Macedonian mountaineer who reached Mont Everest on 10 May 1989. He became member of PSD Pelister in 1968.
In 1972 he completed the climbing course for mountain recurers. Peaks higher than 3000m were left behind, when he decided to dedicate himself completely to the alpinism. Among the first more significant successes, achieved with some of his confident companions, is conquering "Dolomiti- Marmalde" 3342 asl.
In 1979 D. Ilievski together with his friends climbed Mont Blan for the first time on 4807 asl. A year latter, he conquered Meterhon- 4478 asl and in 1981 he climbed Mont Bland, then again Meterhon and Monte Rosa 4634asl. In 1982 he participated in the First Macedonian Alpinist expedition "Andes 82" when he climbed "Cupikali" 6400 m and "Huasharan" South peak 6768 m and North peak 6677m. respectively. In 1984 he was participant in the Second alpinist expedition "Pamir 84" when two peaks were conquered Peak Cetvoriok and the Peak of communism where with his friend Gorgi Kostovski, experienced a real odyssey drama, when trying to rescue the lives of two alpinists from Austria. On 10th May 1989 he reached his greatest success, conquering Mont Everest, the highest peak in the world (8848asl) when he went into the eternity and in the world of sport legends.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola